The striking beauty of the Atacama Desert in the evening is just perfectly enhanced by the line of a going away train
Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2Location: Polapi, ChileLocomotive #: FCAB 2003Train ID: -Photo Date: December 14, 2009
A South American "Land Bridge" Train
Land bridge transportation means transportation from one seaport to another by railway across continents instead of by ocean ship. A typical ... (more)
The last picture of the day!
This shot is the last one of a series of 4 taken in close succession from approximately the same place:
1/ Picture Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2Location: Colapi, ChileLocomotive #: FCAB 2003Train ID: -Photo Date: December 14, 2009
The volcano is still lit by the setting sun while the train is going into the growing shadow of the fast falling tropical night
From background to foreground: Andean volcanoes, Salar de Ascotàn (a dry salted lake) and GL26C-2 built in 1971 by Clyde in Australia under EMD license, builder's number 70-715. This is the former... (more)
This inhospitable region can be dangerous. Car accidents are just one of several hazards. Travellers must be ready to deal with the usual risks in a remote desert. There are even minefields (signp... (more)
The series of pictures in the Andes mountains would not be complete without the ubiquitous llama!
Image of a train chase: "The level crossing, the box cars and the evening dust"
Just another beautiful sight with a soft evening backlight. No need for any additional remark...
Another Salt Lake causeway
Much like the Great Salt Lake causeway on the Lucin Cutoff (Utah), this is also a causeway on a salted lake although this lake is almost entirely dry. But sh... (more)
Barren – Desolate – Inhospitable – Stark – Harsh – Empty – Lonely – Bleak…
The landscape was so different and so beautiful that I was shooting pictures like crazy, filling the memory cards at a speed that I had never reached before. So now comes the most difficult part: ... (more)
The desolate beauty and striking loneliness of the desert at sunset...